Iloosh Khoshabe: RIP?

Someone posted at several different Youtube videos that Iloosh Khoshabe (aka Rod Flash aka Richard Lloyd) has passed away yesterday. It might be a hoax but that would be a pretty obscure hoax as few people know him today. And yet it might not be a hoax. I know that when Gianna Maria Canale passed away recently it took two weeks to get confirmation as she was virtually forgotten by then. I searched the internet for any news and couldn't find any. In fact, there's nothing new on him at all. If anyone has any info please let me know.

7 comments:

Richard Svensson said...

I'm afraid I have nothing to add to this, except that I really enjoyed both Koshabe and Gordon Mitchell (my fave peplum star after Reeves) in "Vulcan, God of Fire", which I think is a seriously overlooked peplum gem.

Anonymous said...

any word at all?? i might start checking this myself!!

Steven Lester said...

I went through 5 pages of Google, and although I found this very post listed on page two, nothing else was mentioned, as you said. It is interesting, however, In some of his films he appears less tall than in others, specifically Ali Baba when compared with Hercules against Samson with Kirk Morris. Was Kirk that short?

PEPLUM cinema said...

I asked the person who posted that message about Iloosh being dead. I'm waiting for a reply.

Soren said...

Hello everybody

I am an Iranian, living in Europe. I am afraid to confirm that. Iloosh died a couple of days ago in DEY hospital in Tehran. He had apparently kidney and liver problem according to the medical team. It has been published everywhere however mostly in Persian(Official language of Iran is Persian). This link here shows that he has passed away:
http://www.akhbargoo.com/?p=9298
Using Google translate, you would be able to understand (somehow) the content.

PEPLUM cinema said...

Thanks Soren for the link. Much appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Soren
I was one of ILOOSH's fans. I found him a GREAT Athlet and and an impressing actor.. I wonder if after returning to IRAN he did any movies and actually what where his other achievments in Soprt ( wrestler Bodybulder Boxer ) thanks